Norman E. Reames

October 23, 1930 ‒ October 15, 2019

Marysville, Ohio
Formerly of Middleburg, Ohio

Norman E. Reames, 88, of Middleburg passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 15, 2019 at the Bluebird Retirement Community in Marysville where he resided the last 2 years.

He was born October 23, 1930 in Fort Wayne Indiana to the late Clifton and Ruby (Laird) Reames and graduated in 1948 from Zanesfield Local High School.

A retired truck driver with Howard Sober, Norman spent many years building and competing model airplanes and enjoyed the antique cars he had over the years.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Norma Reames of Lakeview, Jeff (Mary) Reames of West Mansfield, Greg (Wendy DeRossett) Reames of Zanesfield, and Steve (Ruby) Reames of Lakeview; 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Norman was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years Effie (Gates) Reames and his son Cliff Reames.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Contributions in Norman’s memory may be made to Heartland Hospice of Marion, 685 Delaware Ave., #300, Marion, OH 43302.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is assisting the family.

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  • So sorry for your loss. I have childhood memories of Christmas’s with the Laird family. Norman was my mother’s cousin. Once a year we all got together and I played with Norma. Before my Mother died, Norm visited her to share some family history. My Mother was Nita Moore.
    Cinda Blair

  • I am sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. He was a nice, friendly neighbor when he lived at his place next to mine, and welcomed me to Logan County when I moved in. When I was out mowing, he would sometimes ride over on his mower and chat for a bit. I miss seeing him out on his mower. Deepest sympathy to all of his loved ones.
    Barbra Gant

  • I am so sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. I got to know Norm when I worked at the Middleburg Post Office. He would come in every morning to visit with me, I looked forward to his visits. I had just lost my Grandpa Wenger and Norm reminded me of him in so many ways. After I left the Post Office I would still stop by his place for visits or he would call me just to check on me. He even came and had dinner a couple of times with my family. He will always have a special place in my heart!

  • Jeff and Mary,
    Dave and I are so sorry for your loss.
    Jeff, what a full life your Dad led. Sending you and all your families much love and prayers during this time.
    Dave/Deb Clayton
    Marion, Ohio